Summer High School Acting Program

Each summer, we invite the best and brightest young theatre artists to experience one of the highest quality summer acting programs with Terry Knickerbocker Studio’s Summer High School Program, located in Brooklyn, NYC.

For three weeks every summer, the next rising generation of talented theatre artists will join us to explore and expand their skills, stretch their imagination, and step outside of their comfort zone. These three weeks are an incredible chance to meet other actors your own age and form connections with those who will grow to be your peers in the industry. Our program also offers students a chance to experience intense conservatory-style training, which can help inform future decisions to pursue training after high school, and will enhance your performance in remaining high school productions.

  • Experience intense conservatory-style training
  • To know whether you want to pursue this kind of training in college
  • Be a better actor for your high school productions

These young artists will prove to themselves that they have what it takes to do the challenging (but rewarding) work of bringing their own experiences and perspectives to bear on each new role so that they shine to their fullest capacity. Upon completion of our summer acting classes, they will join an inspiring and respected community of successful actors, and they, too, can proudly call themselves an alum of TKS.

Who are the summer acting programs for?

This is an acting program for teens who are rising high school Juniors and Seniors, but perhaps more importantly, our summer acting camps are for young actors who are serious about training as an actor, finding their voice, and creating original work. While we encourage both students with more experience and those students who are newer to acting to attend, we will take you seriously as an actor and expect you to hold yourself to the same standards.

You’ll find and cultivate your own unique voice and truth, and discover who you really are as a young actor and artist.

The TKS Difference

We know there are many NYC acting camps available for high school-aged actors, so here’s how we stand out:

  • Sanford Meisner’s popular and effective approach to actor training is at the heart of our teaching and philosophy, and a diverse group of some of the most exciting teachers working in the profession will bring you an array of supporting classes that will complement your Meisner work—Voice and Singing, Movement, Clown, and Creating Your Own Work (devising).
  • Each of our instructors are working toward a shared goal of training, seeing, and hearing each individual student as an artist who is learning to create their own original work in community with a like-minded ensemble of unique, daring artists of the future.
  • Our Master Class Series where students will have the opportunity to connect with and learn from leading current artists in theater/film/television, such as Jurnee Smollett, Diana Oh, Stevie Walker-Webb, Jonathan McCrory, and Jharrel Jerome.
  • Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Intensive Summer Acting Program for Young Actors Running Summer 2023

The next opportunity to participate in our Summer Program will be in July of 2023.

Location: TK Studio, Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

JULY 6-27, 2023

Sample Schedule
Tuition: $1,875
(Payment plans available. Inquire about financial aid opportunities)

Please note: as this is not a sleepaway camp, housing is not included; that said, if you’re coming from further away, we do have a connection to educational housing nearby and are happy to work with you if needed.

While meals are not included, our location in Industry City allows students access to a variety of delicious and exciting food options, and we are always eager to make recommendations.

I Need More Information

If you are a student or parent interested in one of our Summer Programs for High School Actors, please feel free to contact us — we’re here to help.